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Hackers Are Holding Baltimore’s Government Computers Hostage

On May 7, hackers infected about 10,000 of Baltimore city government’s computers with an aggressive form of ransomware called RobbinHood, and insisted the city pay 13 bitcoin (then $76,280, today $102,310) to cut the computers loose. The hackers claimed the price would go up every day after four days, and after the tenth day, the affected files would be lost ... Read More »

How the World’s First Digital Circuit Breaker Could Completely Change Our Powered World

This week the world’s first and only digital circuit breaker was certified for commercial use. The technology, invented by Atom Power, has been listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), the global standard for consumer safety. This new breaker makes power easier to manage and 3000 times faster than the fastest mechanical breaker, marking the most radical advancement in power distribution since ... Read More »

Designing a Source-to-Image build for a Go application

In my first article in this series about Source-to-Image (S2I), we examined the required files and discussed how the S2I standard works with any programming language, from Python to Ruby to Go. Now let's explore designing an S2I build specifically for a Go application. A disclaimer: I still like to call Go “Golang” even though it's not officially called that.read more Read More »

Adapter enables offline speech board to work with Raspberry Pi

Audeme has released a $6.50 “Raspberry Pi MOVI Adapter” board and API to enable a Raspberry Pi pairing with its MOVI Arduino Shield for offline speech recognition and synthesis. We’re used to seeing Arduino compatible, MCU-driven HATs and other add-ons for the Raspberry Pi, but in 2015 Audeme flipped that combo on its head with […] Read More »